Group Purchasing

CHA Supplier Diversity Forum 2012The CHA Shared Services Program (CHA SSP) is a regional secondary Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) that helps Connecticut hospitals enhance their financial strength through improved operating margins and cash flow by offering discounted contracts for products and services used by hospitals for daily operations. 

The CHA SSP has three distinct service lines: local and alternative products not included in the portfolios of national GPOs, the MAGNET capital equipment program, and specialized portfolios of products and services supporting other hospital initiatives such as Supplier Diversity, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, and clinical collaboratives. 

The CHA Shared Services Program serves hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, and physician groups as well as other healthcare and educational providers, and it offers a portfolio of over 350 contracts for various products and services in spending categories which include: Capital Equipment; Medical/Surgical; Laboratory; Food Services; Pharmacy; Radiology; Professional Services; and Facilities.

Membership is free; there are no fees or dues required to participate.

To learn more about CHA SSP products and services, contact Diane Mase at 203-294-7330 or visit our website.